Derngate Theatre – ‘Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show’

The original ‘dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show. The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – August meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In August, Peter presented the programme of music which was given over to works by Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).  We began with a selection of ballet music from The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.  This was followed by the Love Duet from the Opera […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – August meeting

At our August meeting we listened to music by Camille Saint-Sans.  Starting with his less familiar Cello Concerto we moved on to his first Violin Concerto and followed this by the ‘Carnival of the Animals’, which was written to amuse his students at the Societe National de Musique which he founded in 1871 to promote […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – June & August meetings

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In June, Amanda presented the programme of music.  We began with ‘Sinfonie’ by Giovanni Pergolese (1710-1736).  After coffee we listened to ‘Ballade’ by Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) featuring the violinist David le Page who leads the Harborough Collective.  We finished with the ever popular ‘Symphony […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – July meeting

Our June meeting was cancelled after several members were unable to attend.  However, we managed a ‘Full House’ on the last Friday in July when we listened to music inspired by the sea by Arnold Bax, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov.  Jaques Ibert provided his Symphonie Marine which was developed from what was […]

Ukulele – August meeting

Strictly Ukuleles have been invited to play a concert at the Churches Together ‘Holiday At Home’ event in Harborough in August, so we have reviewed and refreshed our concert playlist, and hope to deliver an entertaining range of songs to delight our audience at the event.  Have Uke, Be Happy!!  David Evans.

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – July meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In July, Amanda presented the programme of music.  We began with ‘Sinfonie’ by Giovanni Pergolese (1710-1736).  After coffee we listened to ‘Ballade’ by Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) featuring the violinist David le Page who leads the Harborough Collective.  We finished with the ever popular ‘Symphony […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – June meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In June, Peter presented a programme of music with the title of Summer.  We began with ‘A Song before Sunrise’, one of several pieces by Frederick Delius (1862-1934).  This was followed by ‘Fresh Morning’ by Eric Coates (1886-1957) and the poem ‘Adlestrop’ read by […]